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He’s known as the “Godfather of military visual information,” a distinguished title he earned by founding the Air Force Photojournalism Program in 1971.A country boy from Lancaster, Pa., Ken Hackman wanted to see the world and thought the best way to do it was from behind a camera.He was 17.And see it he did — from exercises in Thailand and Bangkok to Montreal and Lillehammer for Olympic Games.So, on Wednesday evening, Ken Hackman,...
The Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino is a remarkable asset to the city’s community service arsenal.The local Boys and Girls Club helps enable young people — especially those who need it most — to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. At the agency’s head is A Majadi, a man dedicated to the people he serves — the kids of the city.Since 1967, the nonprofit has provided a safe haven and mentorship...
Watch out for partial solar eclipses, beach bargains and yard sales — you know, this and that.Never mind earthly maladies, everyone’s got eclipse fever these days, as we near the first total solar eclipse to hit North America since 1979, and the first total solar eclipse to sweep the entire width of the country from coast to coast since 1918.While it’s true that Southern California won’t be treated to a total solar eclipse Monday, we will be able to...
Chachi, where are you? Come back, little Chachi!Bill Wackerman of Yucaipa was desperately searching for his dog.He had taken a trip in his motorhome to Northern California near the end of June, accompanied by his three dogs, but on the way, lost Chachi, his smallest dog, a 3-year-old Chihuahua.It wasn’t until he was an hour from home in Yucaipa that he realized the mischievous four-pounder was not in the family motorhome.Sugar, the other Chihuahua was;...
Choirs and choruses
Inland Master Chorale seeks experienced singers for its 38th season, which will be under a new artistic director, Joseph Modica, an associate professor of music at the University of Redlands.Interested singers are encouraged to attend open rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 22 in the Frederick Lowe Recital Hall at the University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave.Auditions will be held by appointment Aug. 28.“Open rehearsals give newcomers the opportunity to try...
Stars aligned as the Tachikawa and San Bernardino exchange students gathered to paint Stars of Hope at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley.Lynn Hildebrand, humane education teacher at the humane society and a passionate advocate of the Stars of Hope message, was eager to meet the students who would paint inspirational messages on the stars to bring hope and healing to people around the world.“When you think about it, these Stars of Hope are so amazing. They can...
The 2017 Blue Jay Jazz Festival opens Thursday with its first concert, the King Brothers blues band, featuring Sam and Lee King.Music so hot it’s cool.However, the location of the concert is a big deal as well.The festival, which features internationally acclaimed performers from blues, soul and funk — as well as jazz — will present its three-concert series at SkyPark at Santa’s Village on three consecutive Thursdays through Aug.
Nearly 5,000 feet up in the San Bernardino Mountains — just up the road from the Crestline Soaring Society Glider Launch — is another treasure of San Bernardino County.AbilityFirst Camp Paivika, a summer camp program for children and adults with special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome — from mild to severe.At Camp Paivika, amid the towering ponderosa pines, Ashley McFarlin can spread her wings and forget the limitations of her...
Back in October 2008, I remember writing about a new youth ensemble for strings assembled by cellist and teacher Michele Tacchia.Ten talented students, ages 12-18. were rehearsing at the First Presbyterian church in San Bernardino. Concert pianist Michael Tacchia, Michele’s husband of 37 years, was the accompanying pianist.I went to listen.I described one of their first musical efforts — Anton Bruckner’s “Requiem,” in which the young...
It’s been called a big family reunion.Little League’s young athletes and their families, along with the volunteer Team Hosts, share unforgettable experiences each summer when they converge at Little League Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino.To play America’s game, of course.Maybe including some urgent care and birthday cake as well.While the boys and girls of summer take turns on the baseball diamond, teams of volunteer...